If any of you read my ramblings you or are fans of any of my clients, you already know that we had our second annual showcase in Austin last week. Our showcase is a way to promote our clients and let the music community know that not all lawyers suck. We at L4M strive to help artists (not just musicians) treat their art as a business. We routinely help protect work product, form entities for bands, review and draft label and license agreements and, overall, act as the left brain aide to right brain thinkers. Our showcase is just a way to get that across to a wider audience and to thank our current roster of clients. NOW ON TO THE SHOW:
It is now Wednesday, March 24, and I have still not completely recovered from our showcase which took place on Saturday, March 20. To say that it was an amazing show is a huge understatement. Obviously I am a bit biased, but our lineup which included You, You’re Awesome, French Horn Rebellion, Hey Champ, Kidz in the Hall, Bad Rabbits, 88 Keys, Cool Calm Pete, The Cool Kids and Rakaa actually got better on the day of the show! Travis McCoy dropped by to perform a new song with 88 Keys, Tenille blessed us with her vocals on a couple of Cool Kids’ tracks and The Alchemist and Evidence reunited with their Dilated Peoples mate Rakaa to take the show to the next level.
None of this could have been possible without the amazing work and dedication of CATHARSIS NYC. Thanks to Justin Kim, James Kim and Tonia Kim (no relation) who put on yet another seamless show. All of the artists were amazed at their efficiency and organization in running such a giant event. Several commented that it was the best show they played for the entire showcase. If you are even thinking of hosting an event, you need to contact them at email@example.com.
More kudos goes to our firm of Stahl Cowen. If you become a client of ours, you are a client of theirs. Without Stahl Cowen’s support, there would be no show.
Finally, thanks to the newest members of L4M, Eric Malnar and Brian Troglia. Both of my partners have made L4M bigger and better by bringing their unique music industry and legal experience to the team. Watch for new entries and articles from both of these guys.
So, if you were at the show, thanks for coming. If you were not there, you missed a great time. While it is impossible to replicate the live show experience (there were about 800 people there and a line around the block at 2pm on Saturday!!!), here are some pics to help bring you a little bit closer to the action. Special thanks to Justin Kim and Tonia Kim for the pictures (All Rights in the following pictures are reserved to Catharsis, LLC).
First off, thank you to all of the bands and musicians who submitted to the L4M Showcase opener. After the fun task of listening to some great music and reading interesting facts about a ton of bands, we had to make a decision. It was not an easy task, but when we heard this Ohio duo’s interesting take on electro-pop, we knew we had our winner
Without further ado, say hello to this year’s opening band: You, You’re Awesome. Not just a fun name, these talented musicians promise to get the party started out right. Check them out:
Download some of their music and find out more about them HERE
We hope to see all of you at Aces Lounge on March 20 at 1PM. No badge needed, but get there early because it’s going to get crazy on Saturday.
The lineup is now set and it is dope: Rakka, The Cool Kids, Kidz in the Hall, Cool Calm Pete, Bad Rabbits, Hey Champ, French Horn Rebellion, Whatzisface and, now, You, You’re Awesome.
Again, a big thanks to all of the bands that submitted. Hopefully you will continue to follow along to keep an eye out for more opportunities and legal insight. If you or your band ever need help or have general questions, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We routinely help bands, musicians, managers and music industry businesses in an effort to act as a left brain aide to right brain thinkers.